Eco-Criticism and C. S. Lewis’s Out of the Silent Planet

December 24, 2013

C. S. Lewis’s Narnia series drew much attention in the field of ecocriticism and literature studies. His space trilogy seems to also be concerned with humanities connection to earth and the spiritual in creation. I wrote a that focuses on the ecocritical anthropocentric view humans possess of creation and the hierarchy placed upon all living creatures on earth for Out of the Silent Planet. The paper deals with the idea that humans naturally view creation from the standpoint that animals exist to serve a purpose for humans. The novel challenges these ideas by showing the wisdom in all creation and upsets this viewpoint. Here is a link to my paper if you are interested in reading it: